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The Typewriter Database 1961 Torpedo 18 Serial # 1363092 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1961 Torpedo 18 Serial # 1363092 Impressive typewriter. Maybe not the best looking one, but leaves many of its competitors far behind. I´m not fully sure about the model, and the serial number is also quite puzzling, but it has to be a 60´s typewriter.

I got it in quite good condition, and it´s ready to type again. Top quality here, for sure!

--- UPDATE ---

I´ve taken new photos because the old ones were a bit horrible. In addition, I´m pretty sure this should be a Torpedo 18s, but I´m quite lost with Torpedo models. Any help on that?

Regarding the typewriter itself, let´s say it´s different from what I thought at first. It´s not that awesome, but it´s more than capable of doing a good job. Those keytops reek of smaller Remingtons, and the machine is in awesome conditon. Somehow it´s been well looked after, and there´s no dust, no rust, no nothing. Only the tab set dial is broken, and I have to repair it.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo:
1961 Torpedo 18

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1961 Torpedo 18
Serial #
1363092

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-18-2014 at 03:30AM
Last Edit: 06-17-2016 at 12:39PM

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Description:

Impressive typewriter. Maybe not the best looking one, but leaves many of its competitors far behind. I´m not fully sure about the model, and the serial number is also quite puzzling, but it has to be a 60´s typewriter.

I got it in quite good condition, and it´s ready to type again. Top quality here, for sure!

--- UPDATE ---

I´ve taken new photos because the old ones were a bit horrible. In addition, I´m pretty sure this should be a Torpedo 18s, but I´m quite lost with Torpedo models. Any help on that?

Regarding the typewriter itself, let´s say it´s different from what I thought at first. It´s not that awesome, but it´s more than capable of doing a good job. Those keytops reek of smaller Remingtons, and the machine is in awesome conditon. Somehow it´s been well looked after, and there´s no dust, no rust, no nothing. Only the tab set dial is broken, and I have to repair it.


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Javier Vazquez del Olmo
Username: Javi

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.


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